Friday, October 14, 2005

Plots and twists

I'm working on my Gold Madonna, designing around that beaded bodice. It's so eye-catching that everything else has to work around it. It occurred to me to add some New York Beauty patches.

I really don't know where I'm headed with this, but I've got a beaded bodice and I'm determined to work smaller than I did last time. I also really want to avoid using other people's patterns, so I decided to draft up my own NYB patches, and this turned out to be a very straightforward process. I found a compass in the kitchen junk drawer, and I used a ruler. I drafted one and then reduced its size and made copies on a photocopy machine.

I didn't make whole blocks, but just the spiky middle section, and I like the way they came out. It looks like I'm going to hand sew all this down, and then embellish. As I was making this up, I remembered that one of the things the Virgin of Guadalupe tells Juan Diego is to build her a temple. That's what I feel like I'm doing.


Debra Spincic said...

Definitely a nice start!

I was checking out the supplies you sent thinking I would love to use the bark cloth for a purse. Madonna would approve, wouldn't she?!

I really need to get cracking on mine too. Once the 4 Christmas quilts are in the mail to the quilter, I can do whatever I want. Famous last words!

Barbara C said...

Boy, you are so productive! I agree a bark cloth purse would be very appropriate. Be sure to post pictures.

Debra Spincic said...

I am beginning to feel the countdown coming very quickly. The Houston Show is next week and then we are into November. I can't believe the time goes so quickly. The deadline seemed so far away, didn't it? I didn't expect my mom to ask me to make those quilts but I am almost done. I think I am a little hesitant to use my expensive transparencies too. . . I guess I need to bite the bullet and mess with them!

Rian said...

Wow, this is really going to be killer! You've got a great start!

Samantha said...

The gold is fantastic! Can't wait to see this bit complete!